Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon College celebrated the fantastic achievement of their students who received their results today. The colleges saw a notable improvement on last year’s Level 3 results, which were released to students this morning.
Highlights from across the group include:
- An increase in overall BTEC Level 3 pass rates at Croydon College, with 18% of all entries achieving the top grades of D or D*
- Superb achievement in the Creative Arts at Croydon with 12 students achieving Distinction* across the board.
- At Coulsdon, 100% pass rates were achieved by A Level students studying Art, Textiles, Further Maths, English Language and Literature, Media, Photography and Geography.
CEO and Group Principal Caireen Mitchell said: “Today we celebrate the hard work and commitment of our students. This cohort faced challenges to their learning during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and today’s results are testament to the students’ resilience and determination to succeed.
“We have seen some incredible individual achievements today from many students who may well be the first in their families to go to university and have shown real grit and determination to succeed. I need to thank our dedicated staff who have committed so much of themselves to helping our students achieve and improve their opportunities in life.”
There is still time to apply to study A Levels, BTECs and T Levels at Coulsdon and Croydon Colleges this September.
Coulsdon Student Success:
Christiana Warne achieved top marks AAA* in Graphic Design, Fine Art and English Literature. Christiana has secured a place at the University of Westminster to study illustration. She was delighted with her results and said: “The staff in the Art department have been so supportive, allowing me the freedom for creative expression. I enjoyed the debating aspect of the English course as well. My advice for new students is to get organised with your time and be prepared to work hard.”
Grace Salami was over the moon at achieving AAB in her Politics, Psychology, and English Language/Literature A Levels. Grace, who previously went to Shirley High School, will take a year out before applying to university to study for a degree. She said: “I chose Coulsdon because I knew people who study there and the courses were right for me. I really like the class sizes, and the staff are very supportive. I am flying out tomorrow to start my year of adventure.”
Musician Harrison Townsend achieved a double Distinction in Music Performance Extended Diploma and is heading to the Academy of Contemporary Music in London to study for a degree in music performance. Harrison said: “The staff at Coulsdon have helped me to achieve academically as well as to improve my performance skills. I have worked closely with the performing arts team during my time at college on various college performances. It has been great, I will remember Coulsdon as a very positive experience.”
Udemeobong Udoeyop achieved BB in English Literature and Law A Levels and a Distinction in her BTEC Business Studies. Udeme is deferring university to join an asset management firm for hands-on experience working in operations, with plans to study towards a degree later. Udemeobong said: “I’ve had a great two years at Coulsdon, and really appreciated the freedom to study a mix of qualifications. I am looking forward to getting real world experience in the workplace – I can’t wait for the next chapter!”
Beneditar August studied for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, achieving a Distinction. Beneditar is now going to the University of Plymouth to read Biomedical Science, with plans to study medicine afterwards. She said: “I’m so excited to be going to Plymouth – myself and my brother are the first in our family to go to university. I’ve really enjoyed how the BTEC has equipped me with the scientific skills I need for a career in medicine, I’m looking forward to learning more at university.”
There’s still time to apply to join us this September – explore our courses here.